Last month Game Informer teased a new game announcement by Square Enix which showed a wrecked ship with the caption â€œA survivor is bornâ€. Almost immediately the speculation settled on a new Tomb Raider game, and this has now been confirmed.
In the latest Game Informer, Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics divulge as much information as they’re willing to over a ten page spread. Until the time that the magazine launches, all the internet knows is that this Tomb Raider adventure should be viewed as Lara’s very first; this is her origin story and the developers are telling us to “forget everything [we] knew about Tomb Raider”. Full pick of the awesome reveal art after the jump.
Origin stories provide a chance for developers to show a new side of characters. Lara will be inexperienced, young and desperate to survive after her ship is wrecked on an uninhabited island. Judging by the accompanying debut picture, she’ll have a tough time managing that. Official wording sums up the plot as follows:
â€œAfter a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive.â€
The official website has gone live but there’s not much more information on the game as yet. No release window either but the usual platforms have been confirmed: PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Last Updated: December 7, 2010